March 20, 2019 Subject:
Corn that never stops appreciation
I'm enjoying this documentary very much. There's something familiar in the singing and landscape, the crafting and harvesting. It's humbling to see the Hopi appreciate the corn in 4 colours, every day. I mean, here in the Western world there's such a choice of food that no day needs to see the same food on our plate, which I'm sure some of us would feel bored and annoyed.
I assume that the corn is so part of all aspects of Hopi culture, incarnated in physical form and works of art, cooking and baking, that it has become a natural devotion and expression of gratitude, eating the corn every day with new and joyful candour.
Living with vast spaces of land around might create a certain sense of presence in these people and also the absence of cars, computers + smart phones defines their awareness of presence.